Reflection: Mock My Week.

(Featuring sheet masks and insta-crafting.)

Mock exams are a roller-coaster of emotions. Psychology was fine other than that I didn’t write enough,  and didn’t know my arguments well enough to write more. I know full well I am capable of at least two sides of writing for topics I definitely get,  but for now I’m not at that stage and there’s still plenty of time before the real exam.

Biology was a disaster. I know my theory well enough but my application is horrendous and I am being nice to myself when I say that!

General Studies is impossible to revise for,  but I think I did fairly well on that.
Now I have three days to revise for Chemistry and I’m feeling good about it right now.

As if out of spite, my lamp broke.  Just as I was about to settle in for the night.  I turned it on and it just…  Popped. Sparks and everything.


That little sphere by my laptop is the bulb that fell.

So, since I really needed it, I treated myself last night to one of the Etude House Masks from my 20Pc set: Damask Rose. Here’s a sweet and snappy review…

It really does smell of roses, and reminds me of the rose hand creams from M&S. I really like the designs on the packaging and this rosy one is ultra pretty. This one is a fairly simple moisturising mask and the scent is really noticeable when you first take it from the sachet. There’s lots of clear essence left over.
I think the fit was a little strange but I think I put it on my face a little too much to the right. I struggle to get positioning right with masks, anyway.


I’m not good at smiling in a sheet mask, and yes, that is an Adventure Time T-Shirt. I am also not really that… yellow. It’s the bedroom lighting. 

As another form of relaxation I picked up my knitting again, and finished a facecloth. The motivation for it was purely that I am totally into skincare now and need more facecloths to rotate. I have knitted all of mine (three) thus far.

That one got finished quickly after a few hours, so I was in need of something else, but I had run out of the cotton that I keep specially for washcloths. So instead, I decided I needed a headband to keep the hair from my face when I cleanse and do my skincare routine. I did have one previously, but ended up giving it away, and I already had a second on hold from last year…

(That photo has 54 likes as I type. It’s an instagram record. *cries with pride*)

I’m trying to figure out how to embed so the instagram images align in the centre but it seems WP doesn’t do this. Sigh.

If you are an A-Level student, how are your mock exams going? What are you doing to relax?

Until next time,



Up-To-day-te (Up To Date? Today? Geddit? …That was horrendous I’m so sorry)

Tuesday was supposed to be Mom’s extra day off work, but a few weeks ago she had accidentally booked in two (really lovely, fortunately) clients and didn’t want to cancel on them, because my Mom is also lovely.
So instead, she took all three of us kids to the Nail Salon, did those two appointments and then closed early, as you do. Then we did a bit of shopping… And spent all the money that she had earned that morning, mostly on summery things like ice cream, meringues (yes, I know I said I would make some but… Nah maybe next time) and gardening things because Mom likes to do the gardening when the evenings are lighter.

Bonus: I got to take a trip to the Craft Store. I bought cotton for washcloths (Stylecraft Classique Cotton DK) (unpopular opinion: I really love cotton yarns), but I feel guilty delaying Saroyawn any longer. I’ll just throw the 1/3 completed thing around my neck again to get me in the mood, because it’s so soft.

Bonus #2: I got my nails redone.
2 coats of hot pink Cacee BFE nail lacquer (link goes to product page), chosen (over O.P.I, might I add!!) because I have a lip crayon that matches. It’s a perfect summer shade. Cacee’s BFE nail lacquers are serious contenders with O.P.I in Mom’s salon. The lacquers are super-glossy, come in so many amazing colours and last ages… although not as long as the last nail-over I had (A rosy pink from O.P.I’s no-UV gel-effect ‘Infinite Shine’ range).

Buffed, washed, base coat, two coats of polish, and UV top coat.

 ETA: I can’t actually remember what color this was, but my bet is on Jenny after holding my fingers up to their colour chart – I will ask in a bit, but if you want a similar colour in another brand, it’s a hot pink that is borderline neon – really really bright! I’ll find out the answer today so stay tuned 🙂

I’m dabbling in crochet again. I do it from time to time – one of the oldest photos on the family ipad (so, not long ago) is of a flimsy little flower from my first attempts. Right now I am using a scrap ball of bright orange cotton to single crochet a round, spiralling face cloth/mug coaster. It’s not exactly lying flat for several reasons, but oh well. One day, though…amigurumi.)

Today: I cleared out all the empty plastic bottles from my room, which may well be a plastic recycling plant for all I know… I think Dad was a bit freaked out by the sudden accumulation by the back door.
I also opened up a box of Japanese sweets from the Birthday Box: ‘EVERYBURGER’. Basically two biscuit sandwiches with a chocolate button and something that is supposed to resemble cheese… I found it funny that the chocolate had melted so the ‘burger’ was spilling out!



You can probably tell that my days have been a bit less eventful. But hey, we’re having a BBQ tomorrow – a sure sign of summer!